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Romelu Lukaku: Italy improved me as a player

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Romelu Lukaku: Italy

Romelu Lukaku has revealed that his spell in Italy with Inter Milan helped him improve a lot as a player. Inter Milan won the Serie A last season, putting an end to Juventus’s dominance over the last few seasons. Lukaku was a boyhood Chelsea fan and has looked up to their strikers like Didier Drogba. He revealed that he is still in touch with the ivory coast legend. He maintained that leaving Inter Milan was not the easiest decision but at the same time felt that it was the right time to come back to the Premier League.

“We spoke a few days ago and we spoke about that time [when Lukaku was previously at Chelsea] and about the progress that I’ve made and what I have to keep improving – keeping the same hunger all the time,” Romelu Lukaku said after his time in Italy. “The thing about Didier is that he’s a very detailed individual. Thierry Henry is also very detailed and it’s the details that make the difference. We talk about individual exercises that I like, what’s the goal of each exercise and we talk about those things, but also about trying to win because that’s the thing that matters.”

“Yeah, it did. I wrote a piece about last summer for the first time about what football can do sometimes on the metal side,” he added. “That’s something that I had on the back of my shoulders for many years. It was a source of motivation at the time, but also asking myself questions like ‘what went wrong?’. I was living with that for many years and that’s why sometimes, I could come over as a bit aggressive in interviews, or very defensive.”

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